Giving Ways To Give
Thank you for your interest in making a gift to Wabash College. Listed here are the most common ways to make an outright gift to the College.
Cash, Check, or Credit Card
You can make your outright gift to Wabash by cash, check, or credit card. Please make your check payable to Wabash College. You can also use your credit card to make a one time gift or to make your gift in multiple monthly payments. Make a credit card gift online or call (877) 743-4545. If sending your gift by postal mail, please send your gift to Wabash College / Annual Fund / PO Box 352 / Crawfordsville, Indiana 47933-0352.
The recurring gift program allows you to make a meaningful gift in support of Wabash students without having a large impact on your budget. You can spread out your gift over 12 months, four quarters, or once or twice a year.
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Gifts of Stock
Alumni and friends often find making a gift of securities to Wabash College very beneficial.
Stock gifts are valued based on the mean price of the stock on the date of the gift. No capital gain taxes are due on stock that is gifted to Wabash. However, it is important to follow some simple steps to expedite the transfer of the stock to Wabash.
If you have the stock listed with your brokerage account, please ask your broker to contact Rhonda Maynor, Gifts Processing Coordinator, at (765) 361-6088. The College will provide instructions for you to share with your broker to accomplish the transfer. You must be sure the broker does not just sell the stock and then transfer the proceeds. Such a step triggers a taxable transaction for you.
If you have the stock certificate, simply send the certificate(s) to:
Wabash College Annual Fund
Hays Alumni Center
Crawfordsville, IN 47933-0352
Do not sign the certificate(s). Rather, sign a blank stock power form (at your broker's office, a bank, or from the Gift Planning Office) and then take the signed stock power form to your bank for a medallion signature. The medallion signature is certification of your identity. After the stock power form has the medallion signature, mail the form to Wabash College. If your stock certificate is for more shares than you want to gift, Wabash will have the certificate split, re-issuing to you the number of shares you designate.
A gift of Mutual Fund shares needs to be handled very carefully. First of all, it takes several weeks, months sometimes, to accomplish the transfer and usually requires a signature guarantee. The College has information that you can use to instruct the mutual fund how to transfer shares to the College.
Some mutual funds have special forms available for making gifts. They may be available on a web site but generally require downloading and mailing with original signatures and guarantees.
For more details, please contact Wabash College at (877) 743-4545.
Gifts from your Traditional IRA
If you have an IRA and are taking required minimum distributions (RMDs) into your income, you now have a new option for making charitable gifts. New tax legislation signed into law now makes permanent the IRA Rollover, allowing those who are at least 70 ½ or older to give up to $100K per year to Wabash. It must be a direct rollover from your Traditional IRA account only, to Wabash to satisfy in part or whole your RMD. For more information, click on Charitable IRA Rollover and if you want to pursue a rollover gift, please click on Rollover Instructions.
Tangible Personal Property
The College welcomes gifts of tangible personal property. These gifts include things like works of art, rare books, or a stamp or coin collection. Please contact the Advancement Office to discuss the type of property, possible uses of your gift by Wabash, and getting an appraisal.
You can also make take advantage of our Planned Giving program.